Ajith at the age of 21 started appearing in the low budget Telugu film, Prema Pustagam in 1992, which remains his last and only direct Telugu film to date.
His first breakthrough came in the form of tamil thriller Aasai(1995) and then he saw both ups and downs in his life.
Ajith Kumar was born on 1 May 1971 in Secunderabad, a city north of Hyderabad, to a Palakkad Iyer named P. Subramaniam and his wife Mohini, of Sindhi origin from Kolkata, West Bengal.
Ajith remains a popular figure in the media of Tamil Nadu and he married former actress in April 2000 and on 3 January 2008, their daughter, Anoushka, was born in Chennai.
Ajith is also a keen race car driver and has driven in circuits around India in places such as Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.